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In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard. From New England Public Radio (NEPR), In Contrast is released twice a month. Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.

In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard. From New England Public Radio (NEPR), In Contrast is released twice a month. Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.
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In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard. From New England Public Radio (NEPR), In Contrast is released twice a month. Music heard on In Contrast is provided by the Fresh Cut Orchestra.

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Episodes

In Contrast Special: Thwaites Glacier - Carolyn Beeler

6/24/2019
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Carolyn Beeler is an environmental reporter for the Public Radio International program The World . She recently returned from Antarctica where she was on a scientific expedition to the Thwaites Glacier which many scientists believe is melting because of global climate change.

Duration:00:26:49

In Contrast Episode #46 - The Limits of the World - Jennifer Acker

6/19/2019
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A teacher at Amherst College, Jennifer Acker is the founder and editor of the literary magazine The Common . The Limits of the World is her debut novel.

Duration:00:37:33

In Contrast Episode #45 - Horizon - Barry Lopez

6/5/2019
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Barry Lopez is the author of sixteen books of both fiction and nonfiction. Regarded as one of the nation’s premier nature writers, Lopez won a National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams and was a finalist for Of Wolves and Men . Lopez has travelled extensively to remote regions of the world, an experience that he chronicles in his most recent book Horizon .

Duration:01:04:51

In Contrast Episode #44 - Writing on the Wall - Peter Cole

5/22/2019
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Peter Cole is a MacArthur winning poet and translator. He is the author of several books of his poetry and translations of medieval and contemporary Hebrew and Arabic poetry.

Duration:00:42:15

In Contrast Episode #43 - Hey Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka

5/8/2019
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Jarrett Krosoczka is an author and illustrator best known for his Lunch Lady Series of books. In 2018, he published Hey Kiddo , a graphic memoir about growing-up with his grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict.

Duration:00:33:37

In Contrast Episode #42 - Photography as Testimony - Marcelo Brodsky

4/24/2019
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Marcelo Brodsky is an Argentine photographer and human rights activist. His recent work has explored violence in Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

Duration:00:38:19

In Contrast Episode #41 - Is Courage Measurable? - Grace Talusan

4/10/2019
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Born in the Philippines, Grace Talusan is the 2017 Restless Books Prize winner for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction. She is the author of the memoir, The Body Papers , a courageous memoir that explores immigration, the trauma of abuse and the female body.

Duration:00:44:48

In Contrast Episode #40 - The Music of Epirus and the Collector’s Obsession - Christopher King

3/27/2019
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Christopher King is a collector of 78 RPM records and a producer and author specializing in pre-war rural American music and music from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. He is the author of Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music and the compiler of several recent recordings specializing in the music from northern Greece.

Duration:00:51:49

In Contrast #39 - The Realm of Emotions - Martha Nussbaum

3/13/2019
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Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher known for her work in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism and ethics. A teacher at the University of Chicago, she is the author of numerous books, the latest being The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis .

Duration:00:38:59

In Contrast Episode #38 - The Truth of Fiction - Andre Dubus III

2/27/2019
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Andre Dubus III, author of the novels House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days and the memoir Townie , talks with Ilan Stavans about writing, reading and his latest novel Gone So Long .

Duration:00:42:17

# 37 - The Power of Voice - Stephanie Houtzeel & John Milbauer

2/13/2019
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Stephanie Houtzeel is a mezzo-soprano who is currently a member of the Vienna State Opera. Pianist John Milbauer is a Steinway artist and teacher at the University of Arizona.

Duration:00:51:22

In Contrast #36 - The Culture of Music - Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider

12/26/2018
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Magos Herrera is a Mexican born jazz singer. Brooklyn Rider is a string quartet known for their performances of both the standard classical repertoire and for performances of new music. In 2018, Herrera and Brooklyn Rider collaborated on the recording “Dreamers.” Magos Herrera is joined by Brooklyn Rider violinist Colin Jacobsen for this interview with Ilan Stavans.

Duration:00:51:31

In Contrast Special: Word of the Year

12/17/2018
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Merriam-Webster editors Peter Sokolowski and Emily Brewster talk about the words of 2018.

Duration:00:33:36

In Contrast #35 - Development as Freedom - Amartya Sen

12/12/2018
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Amartya Sen is a noted economist and philosopher. The author of many books and articles including Development as Freedom and The Idea of Justice , Sen was awarded a Nobel Prize in economics in 1998.

Duration:00:41:45

In Contrast #34 - Globalization and its Discontents - Joseph Stiglitz

11/28/2018
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Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist. He is formerly both the chief economist at the World Bank and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. A professor at Columbia University, he is the author of several books including Globalization and its Discontents , which was originally released in 2002 and updated and revised in 2017.

Duration:00:41:58

In Contrast #33 The Global City - Saskia Sassen

11/14/2018
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Saskia Sassen is known for her analysis of globalization and human migration. Amongst her books are: A Sociology of Globalization , and Cities in a World Economy .

Duration:00:35:27

In Contrast Episode #32: The Opinion Battle - George Will

10/31/2018
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George Will is a political commentator for The Washington Post , NBC News and MSNBC. The author of fourteen books, his column appears in over 450 newspapers. He’s received numerous awards for his writing including a Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Duration:00:37:11

In Contrast Special - What's Wrong With American Media? Episode 7: What Can We Do?

10/23/2018
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What Can We Do? Nations get the media they deserve. This last of a seven-episode In Contrast podcast special, What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

Duration:00:30:27

In Contrast Special - What's Wrong With American Media? Episode 6: What Are We Missing?

10/22/2018
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What Are We Missing?: What we don’t know makes us happier. This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

Duration:00:28:22

In Contrast Special - What's Wrong With American Media? Episode 5: Whose Language?

10/19/2018
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Whose Language?: English as a censoring tool. This is part of the seven-episode In Contrast podcast special What’s Wrong with American Media? Public intellectual and host of In Contrast Ilan Stavans and veteran journalist Ray Suarez look at Murrow’s message in the age of “fake news” through a series of conversations.

Duration:00:31:18